We have exciting news! Look at the logo. See the changes?
Yes, we are happy to announce our new sponsor and partner – the TON Foundation!
We appreciate their support!
The Open Network (TON) is a fully decentralized layer-1 blockchain designed by Telegram to onboard billions of users. The TON Foundation is aimed to further develop and advance the TON Blockchain and its related products for a mass audience.
Andrew Rogozov, founding member at the TON Foundation, says, "We strongly believe in the idea of competitive programming itself, because it is in the TON Blockchain DNA." The TON Blockchain protocol was designed by Nikolai Durov — who is a two-time ICPC world champion, a three-time IMO gold medalist, a multiple IOI medalist, and a co-founder of Telegram — and other winners of international competitions. Now the TON Blockchain core team consists of winners of blockchain contests held by Telegram.
The TON Foundation has already supported the CodeTON Round 1 earlier in March 2022. More than 22K users were registered, and 12K participants made at least one submission. "Codeforces is an unparalleled platform for developing the programming skills of coders all over the world. We are of one mind with the Codeforces team that such contests reveal a treasury full of talents," adds Andrew Rogozov.
I send rays of gratitude to Telegram and personally to Pavel Durov, who has supported our community for many years. With this help we have come a long way — we have run hundreds of rounds, developed the ecosystem, our community has grown hundreds of times. And we are moving forward! Support from the TON Foundation pleases with its succession.
I'm happy to announce that starting July 2022, we have the option to increase problem writer payouts. Hooray!
- Div. 2: $300;
- Div.1 + Div. 2: $600;
- sponsored round: $900.
In addition, we continue to encourage payments in cryptocurrency. In this case, we pay out +25%. I look forward to new rounds on our platform.
— Mike Mirzayanov